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Adopted Murdock in December 2006 when he was 10 Mos old. He has been the best boy ever! We just learned he has Lymphoma & are devasted. I can't imagine life without him & am hoping he responds well to treatment and lives many more months!!
I lost my best friend, Evie, a year ago September. I adopted her in 2006, she was 2 years old. That sweet girl was the love of my life and I miss her dearly. Thank you MAESSR for bringing that beautiful dog into my life.
I adopted Piper from
MAESSR early in 2010 when she was six. She died a month ago. In our time
together, she gave me an inexpressible amount of joy. We were absolutely
devoted to each other from the moment we laid us on each other and were
practically inseparable. Her smile and that perpetually wagging stump of a tail
never failed to dispel any gloom I might have been feeling. I cannot thank
MAESSR enough for bringing me one of the most cherished relationships I will
ever have. We were perfect for each other.
Mike Ollove, MD
I just lost my
wonderful boy, Chase, who was called Bret when I adopted him almost 5 yes
ago.he was the sweeteat dog I ever had. The first night he was here he jumped
up on the sofa and laid his head on my lap.I miss him so much.
We lost our Hannah
only days before Christmas. She adopted us when she was 10 years old in
2009. We cannot begin to describe the exuberance she brought to us.
She seemed to be aging backwards up until her last 2 days. Thank you
MAESSR for being the bridge between the sweetest of souls and our family.
Wendy Oien, VA
We adopted Bobo (now
Beaumont) in 2005 and he has been a wonderful companion to us on our
farm. He has slowed down in the last year, but until then was very
energetic and loved to hunt. About a year ago, he had a tangle with a
porcupine and prior to that a couple of skunk encounters. His hearing has
dimmed, but he is so happy to greet us when we arrive home, always giving us a
"gift" of a stick or a glove or some other treasure. No dog has
ever been loved more, and we are so grateful for MAESSR for sending our
boy to us!
Cindy Hill, PA
Adopted Murdock in
December 2006 when he was 10 Mos old. He has been the best boy ever! We just
learned he has Lymphoma & are devasted. I can't imagine life without him
& am hoping he responds well to treatment and lives many more months!!
I lost my best
friend, Evie, a year ago September. I adopted her in 2006, she was 2 years old.
That sweet girl was the love of my life and I miss her dearly. Thank you
MAESSR for bringing that beautiful dog into my life.
We lost are Marley on
the 15th of Oct 2015. She was a fighter, and loved to be a dog if you just gave
her a chance. Marley the name described her pretty well, like the book or even
the movie she kept us alert and let us know that we were not the only one's on
the planet. She kept us on our toes. She never met a human she did not
like.Marley, nick named MarleeDo by me was my dog.If there was ever a dog that
mankind could learn from it would be you.
Gale Schnabel, MD
We adopted Yoshi (Van) 2 months ago.
He has settled into our family nicely. He is the perfect dog. Yoshi
is a hit everywhere he goes. His little tail never stops wagging and his
tongue never stops giving kisses. He seems to love his new family and I
know we love him dearly. Thank you MAESSR ! Hott Family, PA
in 2005, I adopted Charlz, the Springer
Love-of-my-life. Charley was with me constantly when I was home and as
good as gold when I wasn't. He'd sit at the window waiting for me to come
home from work. Who knew he could tell time? Charley passed away on
Mother's Day this year and I look for him still every day at that window.
Kate Gove, NJ
My husband and I adopted 9 year old Kirby
just last week, and we are already in love. What a sweetheart! Thanks to MAESSR
for saving this guy after his original owner passed away- he is bringing a lot
of joy to us.
Cynthia Bettinger, VA
We lost our beloved 13 year old English
Springer "Mea" a year ago.. Still missing her and those Springer
kisses. Her presence is still felt in out home every day and night.. Miss
you baby girl..
Kit & Bill Fizz, TN
It broke my heart to part with my Bubba 5
but Thank You so much Maessr for taking such good care of him and getting him a
new permanent home in only 6 weeks
Thank you once again MAESSR! We are happy
at home with our new addition and we feel complete.
The Walther Family, NY
We adopted 3 month old puppy,
"Twitter," now called Ruthie, from MAESSR Dec. 21,2010. She is the
delight of our life though "a little out of the ordinary. She'd had to be
bottle fed at 3 weeks when first fostered and at 4.5 years, she prefers her
people sit on the floor with her and feed her. She primarly is vegetarian,
preferring swiss chard, berries, all greens, cheese and oats but will take fish
if "fresh caught." She has never had an accident and has 2 other
rescue dogs much older than she is to learn from. She has a fenced acre of land
and has maintained her girlish full grown figure of 22 lbs. Our oldest dog is
12.5 and has cancer. When the time comes, we hope to be fortunate to
adopt from MAESSR again.
Marla Spring, MD
Adopted Jerry on 2/25/15. He is a neat five year old with a lot of personality.We are adjusting well as he has some separation issues but is getting better.
Waiting for better weather to have more outdoor fun.He is my truck Buddy and rides really well.Thanks to all the MAESSR folks for all they do.
O J Smith, VA
In 2004, I adopted Hannah from MAESSR.
What a joy she has been in my life for the past 10 years! Hannah passed last
Thursday. My angel will always be missed. Hannah had a hard start in life and was
rescued with 7 other dogs in Maryland. She never looked back and thrived in her
new life. Thank you all for all of your hard work to rehome these wonderful
Sharon Price, MD
We adopted our springer in 2005 and she is
the perfect fit for our family. She is the most precious thing
ever. MAESSR did the perfect job of matching us with her. She loves
us as much as we love her. Next time I would adopt 2 at
The same time.
In Aug 2012, I lost my heart dog Sebastian
who I adopted from MAESSR in 2003. After a few months, I was ready to
adopt another special Springer rescue. Along came Nick to rescue me. It
it now 2 years and he is a perfect fit for my husband and me. He has
given us much joy and I can't imagine our home without him. MAESSR does a
fantastic job of matching up families with the appropriate dog. This group is
one of the most organized rescue groups in the country. Thanks to all the
MAESSR volunteers for all you do.
It broke my heart to have to give up my
Zara, but sometimes life throws you curve balls. MAESSR was gracious enough to
foster her and find her a new home. Not a day goes by that I don't think about
her, but I know she will be bring joy to her new family. God bless those folks
who open their hearts and homes to help these awesome dogs.
It feels good to help the ones who need to
be help. And if all of us do so the world will be in better shape.
Fabienne Singer, PA
We recently adopted Han and he is such a
sweetheart; worth the wait! Kudos to the MAESSR volunteer for so
willingly devoting their time and efforts into finding the right match!
We're looking forward to many fun years with this sweet Velcro boy!!
We adopted Montgomery (we call him Montie)
and he is so full of love! He is 14 but still acts like a pup.
Loves to go for walks and find puddles to lay down in. He asks permission
to come up on the bed to sleep with me by scratching the side of the bed before
leaping up. His favorite snack is ice cubes. He discovered the
Atlantic Ocean this summer and tried to drink it. . . bad idea later as he found
out. He has the fun of the house while we are at work and is very well
behaved. Thanks MAESSR!
Eight years ago we adopted a senior
Springer named "Buddy" from MAESSR. Last week, at age 16, we had to
say good bye to our special boy for now and send him to Rainbow Bridge. We have
such heavy hearts and miss Buddy dearly but know we have been so blessed to
have him as part of our family for so long. We encourage anyone considering
adoption to look to a wonderful senior Springer! Thank you MAESSR for all you
do and for the honor of raising this wonderful senior boy. "Bud Boy,"
you will forever be in our hearts!
Jayne Huston, PA
Thanks MAESSR for all
that you do to protect and save these dogs. Flash is alive and well because of
your services. We got all of the matted hair gone from his feet and can't wait
till we get his new growth back and he can have pretty boy feathers. He acts
like he has lived with the two other dogs and two cats all along after a week.
Perfect boy, thank you so very much. Wish I could add a new pic.
Lee Thompson, VA
When I got
divorced at the beginning of 2012 I was desperate to find a home for Remi, my
best friend and hunting companion for the last nine years. Due to the
marriage ending and my relocation I could not keep him. While it broke my
heart to give him up, I found peace knowing the wonderful folks at MAESSR would
find him a forever home with the love I would have given him. I have
heard from his new owners and they are a big happy family. Please tell my
old friend I think of him often and thank you all for what you do.
I adopted Scout in
January 2004. He was my first dog, let alone a rescue. MASSER and his
foster mom was there to help when Scout had issues going to the vet. Sadly my
buddy moved to the rainbow bridge last June. However, he was a GREAT dog
for the 9 years that he was with me. I can't wait to adopt another Springer
Lisa Stehman, MD
This Thanksgiving marked two years of adopting Macguire, now 13. He is so
special, so smart, and so resilient. He survived a tumor surgery this summer
and is doing better than ever now! We found out he is an expert swimmer after
we put a pool in the backyard last summer. Jonah is 3 and thinks he's our third
human boy! Our boys are his best friends and he enjoys every minute of every
day! Thank you MAESSR for enriching our lives!
The Cutter Family, MD
Thanks MAESSR for all that you do to protect and save these dogs.
Flash is alive and well because of your service. He acts like he has
lived with the other dogs and two cats all along after a week. Perfect
boy, thanks you so very much. Wish I could add pictures.
|We are twice blessed, obviously with Bailey, who has a lovely
nature and is fitting in smoothly..we heal as we welcome her, remember,
then make room for joy! Thank you for putting the pieces together so
expertly. WE are so very appreciative for your insights and outreach.
This goes out to Freckles 17...I miss you boy! You are and
always will be in my heart. I still am sad not having you: (I hope that
your new family will love you just like I did)
Thanks MAESSR, for all the support with our adoption of Molly
Marie on 10/20/12, her subsequent passing on 10/20/13 from cancer and
our adoption of Tip on 1/20/14. Tip has filled our lives with joy and
love after losing Molly girl and become his little sister Daisy the
Beagle's buddy. Thank you for all you do to save these pups, finding
them special forever homes. We're blessed to be part of the MAESSR
Jun 6, 2014
We lost our beloved
14 year old Springer, Chelsea in April. We knew that, in time, we would
bring a rescue dog into our home...two weeks later we adopted two wonderful
Springers from MAESSR, Fiona and Freckles. They have given us a new lease
on life--they are both very loving, happy, and special dogs! As
volunteers with MAESSR, we knew what a good job MAESSR always does in finding
the perfect "furever" homes for the dogs in their care, but we are
luckily now the recipients of that expertise! Thank you for the privilege
of being part of such a wonderful and caring organization and thank you for
sending us Fiona and Freckles to help heal our broken hearts.
Geraine & Vern Stocker, VA
Jun 20, 2014
Thank you MAESSR,
Logan changed my life and I will be forever grateful. He's missed terribly this
morning - the one week anniversary of his crossing the Rainbow Bridge. Today, I
honor him with happy memories of our time together. I love you Logan and thank
you for your love shown to me. I wish peace and happiness for you. The
MAESSR family will always hold a special place in my heart - thank you for your
tremendous work, well done.
Romans 12:12, Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer
Tim Day, VA